Boom Bust: Big Biz Cutting Trump Ties

In the fallout from the Capitol Hill riot that left five people dead, many major corporations have begun to cut ties with President Trump. Professor Richard Wolff of the Economic Update joins the Boom Bust to lay out the recent corporate decisions and what it could mean for Donald Trump after his term is over.

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The Socialist Program: Economics and the Rise of Fascism

On this week's episode of The Socialist Program's regular segment "Capitalism in Crisis" with Prof. Richard Wolff, we discuss the role played by economic factors in the growth of fascist movements. Brian and Prof. Wolff discuss how the core features of capitalism provide fascism with an opportunity to rise and take power.

 

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Ron Paccone: Interview with Richard Wolff

Prof Wolff joins Ron Paccone to answer the questions: what is capitalism, why is the idea that capitalism has reduced poverty a myth, and more.

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Jimmy Dore Show: Capitol Insurrection Caused by Capitalism Failure & Rapacious Donor Class

Prof Wolff joins The Jimmy Dore Show to talk about how the Capitol insurrection was caused by the failure of capitalism and more. 

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Economic Update: Externalities and Capitalism's Inefficiencies

 

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This program introduces the economic concept of "externalities." Those are the real costs of employers' business decisions that employers do not pay for or take into account: costs "external" to businesses' profit/loss calculations.... READ MORE

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Boom Bust: US Bars Some Chinese Tech Transactions

Prof Wolff comments on the ongoing China delisting saga as the New York Stock Exchange changes course yet again. US President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning transactions with eight Chinese apps.

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The Socialist Program: Why Karl Marx Is Still Right

Prof. Richard Wolff speaks with Brian Becker on The Socialist Program about Marx and the Marxist analysis of the fundamental features of capitalism. Marx's assessment of the laws of capitalism were written more than 150 years ago, but they are spot on in their description of modern day capitalism and explain why millions of people are turning toward socialism with a renewed interest in Marx.

 

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Global Insight: Inequality will get far worse if post-COVID economies keep capitalism

Prof Wolff joins the South Korean TV program Global Insight to discuss how inequality will get far worse if post-COVID economies keep capitalism.

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Boom Bust: US Role in Trade Outside RCEP Deal

And as the global supply chain has been rattled by the coronavirus outbreak, several Asian nations have banded together in the world's largest trade agreement. Professor Richard Wolff analyzes the RCEP trade deal and what it means for both Asia and across the Pacific.

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Boom Bust: EU's Investment Sagas

With a fresh post-Brexit trade deal sealed with the United Kingdom, the European Union has also secured a major flow of investment from China as the year winds to a close. Professor Richard Wolff offers insight on the measure, and break down China's path to being the world's largest economy.

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Mother Of All Talk Shows: Trump is not gone yet

Prof Wolff joins The Mother Of All Talk Shows to talk about Donald Trump and the right wing populism he has built is not gone yet, and what the new Biden administration will look like.

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The D.C. Political Monopoly Just Does Not Get It

An article by Richard D. Wolff

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Economic Update: Growing Independent, Progressive Media

 

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This week's show features updates on the continuing lessons from 2020 at the year's end and an interview with David Pakman... READ MORE

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Boom Bust: Trump Slams Congressional Stimulus Bill

Prof Wolff joins Boom Bust to comment on Congress finally passing a coronavirus relief package, and that the executive branch could throw a curve ball.

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By Any Means Necessary: COVID Relief Package Hits Wall

Richard Wolff joins By Any Means Necessary to discuss Donald Trump's suggestion that he won't pass the COVID-19 mitigation deal unless the checks sent out are increased from $600 to $2,000, the priorities demonstrated by the numerous issues in vaccine distribution, and why the US response to the pandemic is so underwhelming in comparison to China's.

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Status Coup: "Unspeakably Inadequate" Stimulus

Richard Wolff blasts "unspeakably inadequate" stimulus on Status Coup and suggests that a general strike is likely.

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The Socialist Program: An Even More Shocking Failure

Professor Richard Wolff joins The Socialist Program to dissect the new "stimulus package" and exposes the mind-blowing cruelty and greed of the capitalist class and the political agents in Congress.

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KPFA Evening News: Congress Relief Bill

Richard Wolff joins the KPFA Evening News to discuss the recent relief bill in congress. "Nothing being done in Washington is adequate."

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Thom Hartmann: How Much Can Be Charged for a Burger?

Prices are set by the final seller, but there are limits. The seller works out through economics, the maximum price they can change for the item. How much can be charged for a burger? Professor Richard Wolff joined Thom Hartmann to discuss economics and how they affect you.

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Economic Update: Lessons From A Crisis Year 2020

 

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This week's show features a survey of the major economic events of 2020 that were poorly covered by mainstream media... READ MORE

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Public Banking Institute: When pandemics changed history with Richard Wolff and Ellen Brown

History tells us that pandemics precede radical shifts in society and economic systems. The Black Death, for example, was the beginning of the end of feudalism. Professor Richard Wolff joins Ellen Brown on PBI LIVE to lend his insights on those big historical breaks and consider what seismic changes we might expect following this current global pandemic. How might public banks be involved?

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Letters & Politics: The Failure of Capitalism in a Pandemic

Richard Wolff joins Mitch Jeserich to talk about the failure of capitalism in a pandemic, as explained in his new book, The Sickness is the System: When Capitalism Fails to Save Us from Pandemics or Itself.

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Boom Bust: China Trade Soars amid Quarantine

While pre-pandemic predictions for China trade painted a gloomy picture, those takes have not aged well as the lock-down has driven mass purchases of Chinese-made goods. Professor Richard Wolff analyzes the state of transpacific trade and the recovery path for the Chinese economy.

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Mohammed Hijab Podcast: Capitalism, Marxism and Islamic Economics

Richard Wolff joins the Mohammed Hijab Podcast to discuss the differences and and compare capitalist, Marxist, and Islamic economics and finance.

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Can Progressives Save Biden From Disastrous Economic Policies?

Article by Professor Richard D. Wolff

The key question then revolves around progressives inside and outside the Democratic Party. Do enough of them have the needed clarity of understanding, courage to act, and wisdom to see their deficit in terms of strong organization? Can those who do seize the opportunity to ride a return of class politics into U.S. society? Will they effectively resist both major parties’ efforts to silence and destroy them?

 

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